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 Nonreproductive Health Issues

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables that arise in the health care of women who are HIV positive or have AIDS, women with breast or gynecological cancer, and the use of hormone replacement therapy for ... More


Hormones and Mood

Meir Steiner and Elizabeth A. Young

in Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The role and potential relevance of estrogen and other sex steroids to psychiatric disorders is the focus of current scientific attention. Estrogen has been described as a 5-HT, NA and ACh agonist; ... More


Global and Local Perspectives on Population Health

Margaret Lock, Vinh-Kim Nguyen, and Christina Zarowsky

in Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179200
eISBN:
9780199864539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179200.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

While much of the research on the impact of social conditions on health has focused on the notion of “determinants of health,” this chapter is grounded on the assumption that neither biological nor ... More


Patterns and processes of human life history evolution

Michael P. Muehlenbein and Mark V. Flinn

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Phenotypic plasticity in reproductive physiologies and behaviours in response to stochastic environmental signals (i.e., diet, activity, stress, disease, availability of mates) represents a suite of ... More


Breast Cancer

Susan Hankinson, Rulla Tamimi, and David Hunter

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Breast cancer risk is influenced by pregnancy, which can stimulate the growth of already initiated cells but conveys long-term protection, perhaps through permanent structural changes to the tissue ... More


Endometrial Cancer

Immaculata Devivo, Ingemar Persson, and Hans-Olov Adami

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Endometrial cancer occurs mostly after the menopause and has an excellent prognosis. The age-standardized incidence varies at least ten-fold across countries, suggesting the strong influence of ... More


Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior

Jacques Balthazart and Gregory Ball (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841196
eISBN:
9780199979837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

Aromatase—or estrogen, as it is commonly known—is present in the brain and has been the subject of much recent research, not only with regard to menopause and the dwindling supply of estrogen and its ... More


Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explicitly compares Japanese and North American medical and political accounts of female middle age to challenge Western assumptions about menopause. It uses ethnography, interviews, ... More


Against Nature—Menopause as Herald of Decay

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A potent fear of aging, coupled with a quest for immortal youthfulness and sexual desire, seems to be driving the medicalization of menopause. Commercialized and linked to the puritanical heritage of ... More


Epilogue The Politics of Aging—Flashes of Immortality

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book has suggested that knowledge about the body is a product of history and culture and thus changes with location and over time. More specifically, menopause is neither a fact nor universal ... More


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